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Abstract The carbon catabolism of l-lysine starts in Saccharomyces cerevisiae with acetylation by an acetyl-CoA: l-lysine N6-acetyltransferase. The enzyme is strongly induced in cells grown on l-lysine as sole carbon source and has been purified about 530-fold. Its activity was specific for acetyl-CoA and, in addition to l-lysine, 5-hydroxylysine and thialysine act as acetyl acceptor. The following apparent Michaelis constants were determined: acetyl-CoA 0.8 mM, l-lysine 5.8 mM, dl-5-hydroxylysine 2.8 mM, l-thialysine 100 mM. The enzyme had a maximum activity at pH 8.5 and 37°C. Its molecular mass, estimated by sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, was 52 kDa. Since the native molecular mass, determined by gel filtration, was 48 kDa, the enzyme is a monomer.
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